4 June 2014
Last updated at 17:21
The show mixes pieces from unknown and known artists
The Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition has run uninterrupted since 1769, showcasing the work of professional and amateur artists together in a quintessentially British exhibition.
BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz takes an illustrated tour of this year’s show.
The academy has whittled down 12,000 submitted art works to 1,200 for its 2014 show, it’s a sprawling exhibition of varying quality.
Rule number one in the exhibition-making
Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-27700449